Guitar Days - An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music

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I never know why But I feel so much for you I don't know why I don't care why All I know is what I just said
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Life´s a blind horse that never sleeps Anatomy is a kind of destiny Should it be? It´s a graphic novel without human being Just one take without moving and you don´t feel when it begins But I don´t know If I´m getting old Suddenly, faster and happier than All of you
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Life is like a dream I just don’t know if I’m asleep Here in my bed, I’m not afraid Just do not wake me Do not wake me From outside I hear the neighbours Singing songs, so contagious I hum that sound, a strange feeling I’m not myself, I’m on the ceiling Do not wake me There goes my mind It’s moving on There goes my mind It’s switching off Whispering words To guide me through the path Looks like someone is ahead Don’t you believe me (Why) don’t you believe me There goes my mind It’s moving on There goes my mind It’s switching off (And fade away) Strange feeling There goes my mind It’s moving on There goes my mind It’s switching off It’s switching off It’s switching off
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They are howling some of them without bones and they don't care moving slowly in a landscape Beauty and the Sexy Beast they do the twist Searching for dirty friction Big Bad Wolves looking for some action They are scary and also cute angels with dirty faces are coming soon moving slowly, hitting the streets Beauty and the sexy beast they do the twist searching for dirty friction big bad wolves looking for some action
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about

"Indie" rock made in Brazil and sung in English?
Why not?

It's the late 80s in Brazil. We were voting for President for the first time since 1962. The boom of the first wave of Brazilian rock bands singing in Portuguese was declining.

Some teenagers were listening to something else; ears connected to underground sounds, challenging music coming from the US, Australia and Europe. Caetano Veloso and Bossa Nova were not the references for these youngsters.

No internet, no touring networks, mainstream media telling they could not sing in English. Even pressing CDs was hard work. Despite all difficulties, a creative and trailblazer music scene flourished all over Brazil. More than 3 decades after the first recordings, this scene remained underground.

"Guitar Days" is a documentary that throws light on the efforts of these Brazilian bands to create a scene, using DIY tactics and surviving money-consuming productions. Together with interviews from a lot of amazing Brazilian bands you probably never heard of, there's also amazing opinions from Mark Gardener (RIDE), Stephen Lawrie (THE TELESCOPES), Thurston Moore (SONIC YOUTH), Everett True and other "gringos".

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDG33g7226Y

Most of the bands pictured in the documentary remain completely unknown to Brazilian audience and even to specialized local music press but it's a sure thing to say that, without these pioneers, Brazil would never have an independent scene. Bands like Pin Ups, Second Come, Killing Chainsaw, brincando de deus, Low Dream, Pelvs, Garage Fuzz, and many others, paved the way to Los Hermanos, CSS, Boogarins, Fresno, Gloria and other successful, Portuguese and English singing acts in the late '90s and the '2000s.

"Guitar Days" is a compilation with some of the bands shown in the documentary, both old and new school. Released on a limited CD version with 20 bands, the digital version has 07 bonus tracks. Some of the tracks are exclusive to the compilation, recorded only for the documentary.

The movie is being shown in Cinema Festivals around the world and has conquered some prizes so far.
Prizes:
* Best documentary - Festival Premios Latino del Cine y la Música/Marbella, Espanha 2018
* Best Direction in a Documentary - Festival Premios Latino del Cine y la Música/Marbella, Espanha 2018


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“Guitar Days – An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music” é um documentário dirigido por Caio Augusto Braga sobre uma cena musical que nasceu no final dos anos 80, se desenvolveu nos 90 e até hoje reverbera em amplificadores Brasil afora.

Carinhosamente chamada de “guitar”, “alternativa” e até de “underground”, essa cena foi construída quase que inconscientemente por bandas que não miravam o mainstream, adoravam guitarras barulhentas e cantavam em inglês.

Sobrevivendo num ambiente pré-internet, pré-streaming, onde até prensar CDs era uma luta, estas bandas foram solenemente ignoradas por boa parte de imprensa e do público brasileiro. Mas o que pouca gente percebe é que se não fossem elas, tudo que se entende por cena independente hoje em dia, talvez não existisse.

O filme do Caio levou quase 5 anos sendo produzido e a demora está refletida na quantidade de entrevistas realizadas. Quase todo mundo que fez algo por esta cena aparece no documentário. Lançado em 2018, o doc está percorrendo o circuito de festivais de cinema Mundo afora, com excelente repercussão.

Essa coletânea traz 27 bandas escolhidas pela produção do documentário, com algumas músicas inéditas e exclusivas. Idealizada em 2016, a coletânea deveria trazer apenas músicas inéditas (não lançadas anteriormente). Mas "por motivos de falta de grana", a coletânea atrasou e várias bandas preferiram lançar suas músicas.

Ainda assim, boa parte das faixas são exclusivas:
Adriano Cintra
Twinpines
Câmera
John Candy
PELVs
Mudhill
Lava Divers
Second Come
Hateen
MQN
Maria Angélica Não Mora Mais Aqui

Faixas digitais exclusivas:
Old Magic Pallas
Shed
Loyal Gun
Garage Fuzz
Winter Waves

A versão em CD digipack traz 20 músicas, da faixa 21 em diante, o lançamento é apenas digital. Compre aqui (apenas Brasil):
mmrecords.lojaintegrada.com.br/varios-guitar-days-an-unlikely-story-of-brazilian-music

www.guitardays.com.br
mmrecords.com.br/guitar-days

Prêmios
* Melhor Documentário no Festival Premios Latino del Cine y la Música/Marbella, Espanha 2018

* Melhor Direção de Documentário no Festival Premios Latino del Cine y la Música/Marbella, Espanha 2018


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credits

released September 20, 2019

Musical Selection: Caio Augusto Braga
Cover art: Magoo Felix
Mastering: Eduardo Ramos
Executive production: Rodrigo Lariú

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